ABOUT CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS RANCH
The Central Oregon Veterans Ranch (COVR) seeks to provide a rustic setting in nature to help promote healing and a peaceful death for veterans of war. Central Oregon is home to approximately 17,000 veterans, including veterans from WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, and numerous other military operations.
Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs documents about 15,000 veterans in Deschutes County and approximately 2,000 veterans in Crook and Jefferson counties respectively. Each generation of veterans has been uniquely impacted by combat experiences and will have end of life experiences markedly different than those of their civilian counterparts.
Given the age range of Korean and Vietnam veterans, Central Oregon will be providing end of life care to veterans for the next 20-30 years. It is the belief of stakeholders in this project that our nation’s war veterans deserve a peaceful death with dignity.
Founder Alison Perry MS, LPC,.
Alison Perry is a Licensed Professional counselor with six years’ experience working with the Department of Veterans Affairs as a mental health therapist and contract liaison. She has served as Executive Director of a veterans’ non-profit and is a passionate advocate for the veterans of Central Oregon. She is the sister, aunt, and granddaughter of Army, Marine, and Air Force veterans. Her brother currently serves as a MEDEVAC helicopter pilot with the 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, Colorado.